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Electronics Technician-Inspector (1st Shift) at Garmin International

Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Olathe, Kansas

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!

Our knowledge will keep you flying high. Our electronics technicians apply electronic theory, electrical testing procedures and related knowledge to repair and newly overhaul products returned by Garmin customers. Attention to detail, ability to work with others and complex thinking is a must if you want to be a part of this first-class team.

We are looking for an Electronics Technician Inspector for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role you will be responsible for tracing circuits of defective units, using knowledge or electronics theory and electrical test equipment to locate defects and repair units to the component level. Other essential functions include: 



  • Discuss layout and assembly problems with management to clarify problems encountered while repairing product




  • Recommend changes in circuitry or installation specifications to improve assembly, maintenance, test method or product performance




  • Analyze and interpret test data




  • Adjust, calibrate, align and modify circuitry and components to effect repairs on units




  • Record test/alignment procedures and results, defects, repair history, numerical and graphical data




  • Must possess the ability to lift up to 25 pounds while using safe lifting techniques 



Due to the level of training necessary to be successful in this position, successfully hired associates are not eligible for job transfer for a minimum of one year from their date of hire.

Qualified candidates possess an Associate of Arts degree in Electronics Technology, Electronics, Engineering or a substantially similar field, or electronics related Military training or completion of a minimum of 80 hours towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Technology or substantially related field. Other requirements include:  



  • Must possess demonstrated experience and proficiency in component level troubleshooting




  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills




  • Must demonstrate proficient mechanical aptitude with a strong attention to detail




  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others



2 or more years of related Electronics Technician or Engineering Technician experience is highly preferred!

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

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